Monday, July 28, 2008

copyranter on ANIMAL NY: Wacky Chinese BenGay ad.

I didn't even know smelly BenGay was still being sold. Wasn't it banned for causing second-degree burns or something? Not In China! (link)

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Anonymous Postadvertina/sleepinginmypartydress said...

Perhaps all boozy commercials need to be in viral form now. While beer commercials have exploited sex for a long time, it seems that little shocks the consumer anymore. Low-cut top? Seen it. Guinness resting on Eiffel Tower-participant? Naughty! Only on the internet, folks. And while those old “Great taste/Less filling” catfight commercials will never entice me to order a Miller Lite, as homage to that “someone certainly not at all associated with Guinness,” I might pick up a six-pack the Irish brew come happy hour. Because this made me laugh (and feel slightly raunchy) at work.

[Full disclosure: I’m not exactly the audience that either brand is targeting, so perhaps I don’t have authority to speak on the subject.]

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Anonymous peachfuzz said...

I had an ankle injury as a child that flared up whenever it rained. Before getting on the schoolbus I slathered my ankle up with BenGay and off I went. By the time we got to school, the whole bus smelled like BenGay and someone yelled, "Who has BenGay on!" I was one of those shy kids -- I wanted to die. I don't think I have ever used it since.

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